Washington State House Democrats


Friday, September 16

King County Juvenile Detention Center

Early data suggests program can reduce recidivism in King County
Restorative Community Pathways (RCP), King County’s restorative justice program for youth offenders has shown promising results less than a year into its operation, Executive Dow Constantine said. “Restorative Community Pathways is an evidence and community-based program to help change a youth’s behavior, reducing crime and creating a better future for themselves, their families, and our community,” said Executive Constantine. Continue reading at Seattle Weekly. (Seattle Weekly file photo)

solar panels in Brooklyn

Clean energy just got a lot more cost-competitive, report says
The Inflation Reduction Act will cause the cost of renewable energy to decline dramatically over the next decade, according to an analysis shared exclusively with The Climate 202. The analysis from ICF Climate Center, a global consulting firm, concludes that the climate law will make clean energy projects easier to finance across the country, quickening the pace of America’s energy transition. Continue reading at The Washington Post. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

West Seattle Bridge passes strength tests, will reopen Sunday as planned
Some critical strength tests were conducted on the West Seattle Bridge this week, and the Seattle Department of Transportation confirmed on Thursday that the bridge is safe and ready to reopen as planned on Sunday, Sept. 18. The exact time the bridge will reopen has not be released to prevent drivers from lining up to be the first to go over the repaired bridge. Continue reading at KIRO 7.


Associated Press
Suquamish Tribe, King County reach $5M settlement deal over sewage spills
Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power
$5M settlement reached after King County dumped 6 million gallons of sewage in sound

Bellevue Reporter
Early data suggests program can reduce recidivism in King County
Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new Early Learning Center playground

Bellingham Herald
Struggling to pay for phone or internet? This federal program might be able to help

Capital Press
Agriculture welcomes tentative rail agreement

The Daily News
Ridgefield schools closed Friday as teachers, district continue bargaining
Goat Rocks Fire meeting in Packwood provides answers for residents

Everett Herald
Bolt Creek fire remains in check, but U.S. 2 to stay closed for now
Everett OKs shelter code changes to comply with changes in state laws
Everett joins statewide settlement with opioid distributors
A rising tide of trash forcing another closure of county facilities

Federal Way Mirror
South King Fire and Rescue Names New Assistant Chief of Operations

Kent Reporter
Meghin Margel sworn in as Kent School Board member
Jesse Johnson appointed to Highline College Board of Trustees

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland 405 Corporate Center reaches net zero carbon operations

News Tribune
Hundreds honor 14-foot guardian on Gig Harbor’s shore. ‘This is medicine for our people’
Teachers in Pierce County school district ratify new contract, ending strike
‘This is life changing.’ Families at closing mobile home park say they’ve settled with developer

City of Lacey employee speaks out against Pride Flag. And that was just the beginning
Amtrak worker strike is averted, but WA train riders will still be affected
WA Gov. Jay Inslee heads delegation traveling to Nordic countries for trade mission

Puget Sound Business Journal
Here’s how much the cost of living has risen in Seattle
Executives fear remote work will fuel the turnover tsunami

Seattle Medium
DEEL Provides Funding To Increase Educator Diversity And Organizational Development
Washington’s COVID-19 State Of Emergency To End Oct. 31
Reykdal Introduces Proposal To Provide School Meals At No Cost To All Washington Students
Consumers Observe Gas Prices Fall Weekly

Seattle Times
Seattle Pacific University staffer tells Christian campus: ‘I am a lesbian’
Why women with serious mental illness often get worse care than men
WSDOT eases up on weekend I-5 lane closures in Sodo
Highway 2 to remain closed through weekend amid Bolt Creek fire
Opinion: Millions from opioid settlement can offer healing — if leaders act

Washington Post
The Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 investigation is looking at … everything
North America’s largest birds return to Northern California after a 130-year absence
Senate punts on same-sex marriage vote until after midterms
Clean energy just got a lot more cost-competitive, report says
Covid-19 in seniors linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk, study finds


West Seattle Bridge passes strength tests, will reopen Sunday as planned
Narcan vending machines coming to Pierce County
State Supreme Court rules insurance companies off the hook for SR 99 tunnel construction delays


The Stranger
Seattle Warms Up to Democratically Run Homeless Shelters
Chinatown Protests “Homelessness Megaplex”